ATF offers reward in gun shop robbery

Rosalinda Martinez- Witness


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in the robbery at Guns and Stuff in Sage Township Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gladwin County Sheriff's Department Detective Bureau at 989-426-9284 or the ATF Flint Field office at 810-341-5710. Callers can also call ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or text their tip to 274637 (CRIMES) with "ATF" in the body of the text.

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Authorities in Gladwin County are searching for a person of interest in a gun store robbery in Sage Township.

The robbery happened Monday afternoon at the Guns and Stuff Shop located on Chappel Dam Road.

The sheriff's department says it's looking for 25-year-old Charles Rowan. He is a person of interest in the case. He has a prior criminal history and is a wanted fugitive. He has outstanding warrants for his arrest.

When deputies arrived at the store, they found Robert Robinette suffering from head trauma. He was transported by EMS to Midland and then to Hurley Medical Center in Flint where he underwent treatment.

Police say a woman called 911 and sheriff's deputies responded and found the owner of the shop on the floor with head injuries.

Rosalinda Martinez is a person police would like to recontact, as she was a customer in the store at the time. Police say they want to make sure she is OK. Police say the 30-year-old was a witness and has become elusive and uncooperative.

She did not require any medical attention.

The ATF unit is working to determine if any weapons were stolen.

Anyone with information should call the Gladwin County Sheriff's Department at (989) 426-9284.